Kolkata: A court in Kolkata is likely to pronounce its judgement today in what has come to be known as the Park Street rape case. But Suzette Jordan, the rape survivor who went public with her identity, died in March of meningitis after a long battle for justice.
Then 37, Suzette Jordan had been gang raped on the night of 5th and 6th February 2012 by five men who offered to drop her home from a night club on the Park Street. She had filed her complaint with the police a few days later and chief minister Mamata Banerjee had called it a "sajano ghatana" or fabricated case.
But senior police officer Damayanti Sen had pursued the case and identified the five accused. She was later shunted out from her post. However, three of the five accused were arrested. Two of them, including the main accused Kader Khan, are still absconding.
Trial in the case began only in 2013, delayed by the accused who demanded copies of crucial CCTV footage that had been sent to Hyderabad for forensic tests. The accused claimed the case was false. Suzette Jordan was examined and cross examined over almost six months.
Today, the three accused are likely to be produced in court around noon. Judgement is expected around 2 pm. The judgment will apply only to the three accused and not to the absconders.